What started as two sisters writing about millennial life quickly evolved into one book obsessed sister embracing her true passion: book blogging.
– A New Beginning –
It all started with an idea. I want to try blogging as a side income. It looks like it would be easy. **Spoiler alert: It’s not!
Thus was born the lifestyle blog with my sister, Pingel Sisters, that met with moderate success for a new blog. After a few months, it became clear: our lives were too dull for a lifestyle blog. What people seemed to value most was my discerning taste in books.
It was time to face facts. I needed to embrace the book life. (Cue the tagline.)
Quickly another fact became clear. Blogging wasn’t really my sister’s thing. She had her own career ambitions, and it wasn’t really fair to tie her to my dreams.
Thus, we decided that it’s time for the Pingel Sisters to part ways in the blogging realm. Which meant my website needed a new name. Why stop there? A fresh name deserved an updated look, and even more awesome book content.
If, like me, you are sometimes embarrassed to admit to regular people how much you read, you’ve found the right home. Here at Booklist Queen, we embrace the book life. Whether that means reading 12 books a year or reading 200 books a year, we enjoying losing ourselves in stories, and we aren’t afraid to admit it.
– Not Your Typical Book Blog –
To be honest, when I hear the word “book blog” I immediately think of a typical book blog. Essentially a dedicated reader who writes 500 word essays about the latest book she read. Some people are great at that, but me … not so much.
Just because that’s the way things are usually done, doesn’t mean that’s they way we have to do it. Instead, I decided to go with a different approach.
What will you find here on my not so typical book blog?
Looking for a book to read? I’ll keep your TBR list overflowing with book recommendations. I’ll have a list for every mood – whether you are looking for a book you can’t put down, World War II novels or want to know which bestselling books deserve the hype.
NEW BOOK RELEASES
Every month, my book blog will feature a list of exciting new books for you. I comb through bestselling lists as well as recommendations from my favorite book bloggers to keep you on top of all the new book releases.
What should I get a book lover for Christmas? How can I find more time to read? What’s the best way to declutter my bookshelves? I want a better way to track my reading. Ah … the struggles of the book lover. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
Join thousands of others and have fun reading a book a week with the 2020 Reading Challenge. It’s never too late in the year to start.
My blogging journey has taught me so much, and I feel like I can’t hold back. Whether you want a peek at my top blogging resources, a guide to increase your reach with a better Pinterest strategy or a list of the best blogging books, I’ll have all the advice you need.
– Meet Rachael –
I grew up among the cornfields of Ohio in a town so small I attended a K-12 school with 50 people in my graduating class. Moving across the country, I attended college at BYU where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.
In my junior year of college, I saw a young man wearing an Ohio State t-shirt, and I knew we were destined to become friends. Two years of friendship evolved into a year of dating and over a decade of marriage. Mark and I have four darling children (two boys, two girls) between the ages of 2 and 8.
Although I had previously worked as a data analyst and freelance computer programmer, after I had kids I became a stay-at-home mom. Following the birth of my youngest, I grew restless with the stay-at-home mom life and decided to try my hand at blogging.
I started a lifestyle blog, Pingel Sisters, with my sister in March 2018, which switched to a book blog a few months later. In November 2019, my sister left the blog, and I rebranded to Booklist Queen.
I currently live in Layton, Utah, where my husband works as a civilian engineer at Hill Air Force Base. When I’m not reading or blogging, I’m spending time with my family, preferably outdoors. I love to ski, hike, bike, rock climb, play soccer, and visit the National Parks.
Favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell
– What Now –
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